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"ASCE 7-05 13.4.6:  Friction clips shall not be used for anchorage

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM, <lrhauer(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> To All,
> I am providing some vertical water pipe supports where we would like to 
> use "Beam Clamps" to the bottom flange of an existing wide flange beam, 
> (in a building). Even though they are rated by "B-Line" for a maximum 
> horizontal force, it appears they rely on friction only and I vaguely 
> remember friction connections not being allowed for seismic applications.
> Any thoughts, or can someone direct me to the IBC/CBC or ASCE section 
> that doesn't allow friction connections?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Larry Hauer, S.E.

David Topete, SE

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